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Old 14th September 2011, 11:16   #16
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But still out of curiosity, how will a Swift driver feel about the Verna & Fiesta's handling? If you could compare it, would be nice.
Cant really compare, as these cars are a segment higher, and are built for different purposes, but still..

The Swift is a very chuckable and fun to drive car, especially at low speeds. The Verna does its job well, nothing else. There is no fun as such, but like the previous Verna, there is no tension either. A Swift driver in a Verna would 1st notice and grin about the interiors, features and the feel the Verna offers. Crank it up, and a wider grin when the pedal hits the metal. About handling, lets just say the Verna isnt built for screeching corners, but to crunch miles. But, when you need to reach your destination fast, very unlike the previous gen, this one takes you there without much fuss.

The Swift driver in a Fiesta.. Well, the Fiesta is in a different league all together. Very good chuckability, coupled with superb high speed screeching cornerability or corner screechability makes the Fiesta F..U..N. A Swift owner shouldn't be cribbing about the interiors either and rear space either. .

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Not only is this thread informative but also entertaining.
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BTW can we have a similar comparo with VW Vento as well?
Well, due to some very unfortunate happenings, I had to take a couple of days off my schedule, which made way for this fortunate drives. I'll try to add the Vento to this, if get some time.
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Old 14th September 2011, 11:34   #17
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That was a nice, straight forward review. Typical TBHP way, I would say! Thanks for taking time out and putting this together.

So, the unofficial, 'aam-aadmi' vote goes for the Verna! I had a chance to sit in my friend's new Verna and cant tell you how pathetic it was. Well, we have to choose between a very claustrophobic rear versus plasticky, sore head/arm rests and cheap looking rear (after paying 12 lakhs).

How I wish these small yet very significant things are taken care by the manufacturers!

OT: BTW, every car has some or the other kind of pros and cons. (Optra, City, Vento, Linea etc). We'll have to zero upon the one that ticks most check boxes, on a individual basis.

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OT: BTW, every car has some or the other kind of pros and cons. (Optra, City, Vento, Linea etc). We'll have to zero upon the one that ticks most check boxes, on a individual basis.
Pros and cons Definately.
But neither CIty nor Vento has any real dealbreakers.
But both Fiesta & Verna do.
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Great Review. Rating it 5 stars. The new Verna indeed is great car and has taken the looks and interiors to a new level. The sales numbers too justify it. the new fiesta is a disappointment especially after Figo's success.

How about a full fledged comparison between vento, city, Verna and Fiesta. That would be a great read for sure.
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Superb writeup, best comparison between these two cars that I have read. Rating it 5 *.

IMO, Ford screwed up big time when they priced the Fiesta so high. I would rather buy the old Ford Fiesta (again!!) given a choice.

I particularly enjoyed your narration of back seat in the Fiesta; dog lovers no offense intended
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Old 15th September 2011, 08:26   #21
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Good comparision. Personally i love the way the New Verna looks much more than the new fiesta( Loved the old) but hey its just my perspective. They are both well designed cars and look fab on road. Well done. lots of useful information!
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Hi Dhanushs!

Great comparison indeed, superb effort.Thanks a lot buddy.

Strongly feel new Verna is a more sensible buy when compared to the overpriced new Fiesta.

Just one question ; how is NVH of both cars ? You are in all praise for the Fiesta in this deptt. What about new Verna? Please draw a comparision between these two at idle & while on run at low/high revs, low/high speeds.

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I drove my Verna (Petrol) to Bangalore and back (Hyderabad) this weekend (approx 1150 kms). Few observations:

1) Steering wheel:
Although the steering wheel feels very light, I did not find it as a major issue. I would have liked the steering of my Palio in Verna, but don't see it as a deal braker.

The steering wheel is comfortable between the speed 0 - 110kmph. Between 110 - 175 I definitely wanted a heavier steering or a heavier hand to control the steering. I had placed a very soft small cushion on the door arm rest. With this arrangement, I needed only 1 had most of the time to drive at all speeds.

Noise Levels:
Till 100kmph, the car is very very silent. This, to me, was a deal-braker. Between 100 - 140kmph, the noise is evident but not high. Beyond 140, the noise is high.

Rear Seating:
My parents (aged 68 & 61) travelled with me on the back-seat. With just 1 stop in the entire 7 hours journey, they did not feel tired at the end of the journey.

To summarize Verna:
1) Excellent car for city drive
2) Very decent car to drive on good highways
3) Comfortable for 4 adults
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Just one question ; how is NVH of both cars ? You are in all praise for the Fiesta in this deptt. What about new Verna? Please draw a comparision between these two at idle & while on run at low/high revs, low/high speeds.

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Not sure about Fiesta but at Idle rpm, it is impossible to make out if the Verna engine is running at all without looking at the RPM meter.
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Please draw a comparision between these two at idle & while on run at low/high revs, low/high speeds.
The New Verna isnt bad on NVH, but its just that the Fiesta is much better. At all times, the Fiesta's NVH is much better controlled than the Verna. I especially loved the lack of vibration and harshness while revving the Fiesta.
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Pros and cons Definately.
But neither CIty nor Vento has any real dealbreakers.
But both Fiesta & Verna do.
I differ from you what you're saying. City, undoubtedly is a great all round package but lack of diesel is a well known Achilles Heel. (with the latest petrol hike, its more evident).

Again, Vento interiors are very plain Jane. Misses many basic features like aux, USB, steering mounted controls, etc. And the high cabin noise too.
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Well written comparison, i wish there was something like a shoot out comparison between the petrols and the diesel offerings. A linea added to this comparison will show what is the best product in this segment. Sales is another indicator, many times misleading. Verna is surely the better of the two overall. Strangely the ride of the verna is not that much improved as the older generation!
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Pros and cons Definately.
But neither CIty nor Vento has any real dealbreakers.
But both Fiesta & Verna do.
That's an interesting line of thought. I can understand Fiesta, but which ones do the forum members count as deal breakers in case of Verna?
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I differ from you what you're saying. City, undoubtedly is a great all round package but lack of diesel is a well known Achilles Heel. (with the latest petrol hike, its more evident).
While City has the advantage of being a roomier car, it comes with only basic features for 10L. I've seen lot of people praising the ivTec engine, honestly, all the 3 citys that I drove had lot of engine noise beyond 3500 RPM. I might be wrong but the earlier NHC had a much refined engine.

Add to it 3 month service period with service manager strongly recommending oil change each time and overall expensive service costs.

I've heard people mentioning that they get 13-14 kmpl milege in city driving with ANHC, but all the 5 owners that I know who have bought ANHC complain that they get 10.5 - 11 kmpl in Hyd city. That's less than my Verna (11.5 - 12) for the same road stretch. The earlier NHC has better milege than the ANHC.

I always thought Honda City was far superior to Verna, but I'm not getting enough points where City scores above Verna.
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The petrol All New Honda City at its current price is a way better deal than the Vento, Verna and Fiesta.

City 1.5 E MT : Rs. 762,316 ex-showroom Chennai.

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